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Singapore and Denmark to lead the World in Corporate Governance and Board Leadership Practices

Board Chairs, CEOs and Academic Leaders from Globally Leading Corporate Governance environments will join forces in Singapore on 9-10 January 2019 at the world’s first Global Board Leadership Summit. An exclusive, by invitation only event, the Summit will bring together boardroom leaders from Singapore, Northern Europe and the United States to inspire and lead discussions across borders on new ideas and solutions to the opportunities, challenges and risks facing global corporations today.

The Summit will be jointly hosted by Singapore’s Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) and the Board Leadership Society of Denmark, with support from Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO) of the National University Singapore, Copenhagen Business School, Stanford Directors’ College, The Norwegian School of Economics and Board Academy Germany.

Following the Summit, on 11 January 2019, participants will take part in an SGX hosted conference at which they will be joined by 100 other board directors of SGX listed companies to engage in discussions on hot topics on the agenda of global boards.

The Global Board Leadership Summit and the SGX conference in Singapore will mark the commencement of the Global Board Leadership Initiative that is slated to run for three years on a rotating basis between Singapore, Stanford and Copenhagen/Hamburg/Oslo.

The Global Board Leadership Initiative is aimed at improving global board leadership with a focus on value creation and sustainable growth – for the good of the individual firm, shareholders and society at large. The Initiative will enhance the global competitiveness of participating companies and countries.

The board is the top decision-making body in any company and the quality of its decisions influences all employees as well as society at large. Boards handle crucial issues such as strategy, hiring and firing of senior executives, economic control and risk management. Today they are faced with a host of new challenges which call for a global dialogue to find the best response. The global challenges include digitisation and disruption, cyber risks, macroeconomic risks, political uncertainty and sustainability issues.


About Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI)

Based in Singapore, the Human Capital Leadership Institute is a centre of excellence that facilitates the acceleration of Leadership Development and Strategic Human Capital Management capabilities in Asia. Through its efforts, HCLI aims to develop global leaders with a strong understanding of leading in Asia, as well as to build Asian leaders with the ability to lead on the global stage. The institute achieves this by driving Asia-specific research and insights, creating industry-relevant executive development programmes and fostering rich networks between thought leaders in business, government and academia.

With the support of the Singapore Ministry of Manpower and the Singapore Economic Development Board, HCLI is a subsidiary of Temasek Management Services, which is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited. HCLI offers a broad suite of leadership development solutions and research. The institute has alumni that comprise company directors and emerging leaders across multiple industries and geographies. HCLI has the unique ability to bring together global thinkers to share perspectives on understanding Asia, successfully doing business in Asia and the implications on leadership and human capital strategies for Asia.

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About Board Leadership Society of Denmark

The Board Leadership Society is a non-profit organisation with the mission to improve corporate governance and board leadership practices with a focus on value creation and sustainable growth – for the good of the individual firm, shareholders and society at large. The Board Leadership Society is founded in a collaboration between the business society in Denmark and the corporate governance environment around Copenhagen Business School.

Members of the Society include the blue-chip corporations of Denmark, large institutional investors, the Confederation of Danish Industry, The Danish Chamber of Commerce, The Danish Business Authority along with chairmen, chief executives and professors concerned with the development of board leadership practices. The Society pursues its mission through conferences, board leadership educational programs and knowledge sharing activities.

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